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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.1 (search)
d States fleet at Fort Monroe, the indirect result of checking the advance of McClellan upon Richmond, by which we were enabled to complete the defences of that cityr rafts— Rebellion Records, page 20, series 1, volume I. On the same date General McClellan sent telegrams to the commanding officers at New York, Newport, New Londog twenty-four canal boats laden with stone to close the Potomac river. General McClellan on March 9th sends a telegram to General Wool, at Fort Monroe, in which, ent the Merrimac from again coming out.—Do., page 25. As late as the 12th General McClellan telegraphs Assistant-Secretary Fox: Can I rely on the Monitor to keep theperations? —Do., page 27. The same date General Barnard, chief of engineers, McClellan's army, wires Assistant-Secretary Fox: The possibility of the Merrimac appeary repairs. Gage of battle May 8, 1862. In consequence of the advance of McClellan's army upon Richmond, the wooden gunboats of the James River and Norfolk flee<
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.2 (search)
ywhere else, or words to that effect. This I was told by General Ewell the next morning. During the night of July 1st McClellan retreated to Harrison's Landing, less than half a day's march from Malvern Hill. The Confederate army reached his fronn too strong to be attacked. (Dabney's Life of Jackson.) General Barnard, United States engineer, a prominent member of McClellan's staff, told me since 1865 that when the United States army reached Harrison's Landing, after Malvern Hill, it was so m Dr. Dabney's account of an interview between Jackson and Mr. Boteler, held July, 1862, while the army was confronting McClellan at Harrison's Landing. General Jackson advised an immediate invasion of the North, and asked Mr. Boteler to impress his in that most brilliant of all his achievements—the bewildering display of grand tactics between the armies of Pope and McClellan in the plains of Manassas in the last days of August, 1862. All eccentric to our friends. General Dick Taylor, t
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.11 (search)
en retreat in the spring of 1862 from Fairfax back to the Rappahannock before McClellan's slow advance, with the unnecessary destruction of large quantities of greates, is the subject of much animadversion by Davis. But notwithstanding, when McClellan advanced from the peninsula, the President no doubt reluctantly, placed Johnsthe military authorities the absolute necessity of concentrating to overwhelm McClellan and no notice was taken of his views. As soon as he was compelled to leave taming the detachments that were brought forward before Lee ventured to attack McClellan. This would give an aggregate of 109,000. In her book Mrs. Davis states Leet's estimate of his general's character. His argument is that Johnston, like McClellan, was never exactly ready for action, was always largely outnumbered, always wvery plan proposed by his government. It has often occurred to me that had McClellan and Johnston been continued in their respective commands the war would have l
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.14 (search)
ers. It is true that the cavalry of the Army of Northern Virginia did not so often as did its infantry meet the enemy in the shock of great battles. Its duties were of a different kind, but of such a kind and so gallantly and nobly done that the performance of them contributed much to ensuring victory to our army in some of those great shocks. I believe that history will bear me out in the assertion that but for that bold and dashing raid of Stuart and his troopers around the army of McClellan that army would not have been so easily crowded under the gunboats by the invincible cohorts of Jackson and of Hill. But the record of the cavalry of the Army of Northern Virginia is not bare of great battles. It has its Kelly's Ford, its Hanover Junction, its Brandy Station, its Trevillian's, its Yellow Tavern and its High Bridge. And it has the pride of knowing that in each of these great conflicts the laurels of victory encircled its brow. It numbered among its officers, some, n
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.18 (search)
m? The scene now shifts to Virginia. General McClellan with the best organized army seen since June the battle opened on the right wing of McClellan at Mechanicsville by an attack by A. P. Hillar in America, Vol. II, p. 76, gives us General McClellan's army report for June 20, 1862, six daymental returns making it over 85,000. General McClellan, in his letter to the Secretary of War Jd, my Maryland. Pope has been replaced, and McClellan controls the united armies of the James and , so dashed Lee the assaulting column. Then McClellan's oncoming hosts fling themselves with recklmy still holds its front of flame defiant to McClellan's hosts. Burnside occupies the Federal leftnd crossed the Potomac into Virginia. General McClellan had on and near this battlefield 87,164 killed, wounded and captured, 11,172; while McClellan, with an army of 87,000, lost, killed, 2,662e did not wish to follow in the footsteps of McClellan, adopted the overland route to Richmond by w[7 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Unveiling of the statue of General Ambrose Powell Hill at Richmond, Virginia, May 30, 1892. (search)
our subject. M'Clellan's movement checked. In the spring of 1861 General Joseph E. Johnston, learning that General McClellan was organizing a force on the Baltimore and Ohio railroad, about New creek, and threatening his flank, sent A. P. Hs brigade. At the battle of Williamsburg, fought on the 5th of May, 1862, against his old schoolmate and friend, General McClellan, his coolness, courage and skill won the admiration of the army and the applause of the whole country, and marked petuous courage for which that officer and his troops are distinguished. At Savage Station, on the 29th, the rear of McClellan's retreating column is forced to fight, and here again A. P. Hill's command bore the brunt of the day, suffering heavy from Harper's Ferry, his timely arrival upon the field, his prompt and vigorous assault upon the victorious columns of McClellan saved the Army of Northern Virginia from a serious disaster. When Stonewall Jackson fell, the question as to who sho